Who Will Own The Metaverse?

Who Will Own The Metaverse?

Metaverse [mɛtəˌvɜːs] (noun) A shared, persistent, virtual, collective space—created by a convergence of virtual reality technologies and the Internet. From Meta (popular speech: beyond, higher, transcendental) and Universe (all that exists in time and space.) Since the beginning of the World Wide Web nearly thirty years…
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Virtual Reality as a Catalyst for Thought

Virtual Reality as a Catalyst for Thought

Virtual Reality is in some ways a simple concept: it can be reduced to an act of representation, symbolism, or language. Through technological means – be it a pencil or a VR headset – we can represent the past as we remember it and the…

Virtuality & Emptiness

Virtuality & Emptiness

In Buddhism, the notion of suññatā, or, Emptiness, is seen as describing the fundamental reality of the world. It teaches that the world is anitya; impermanent, and simultaneously anatman: that there is no self. In other words, it teaches that there is nothing to grasp,…
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Virtual Reality Schizophrenia

Virtual Reality Schizophrenia

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A Virtual Masquerade

A Virtual Masquerade

In 18th century Paris, for the Friday evening thrill, you could attend a Masquerade—a social event where guests wore masks to conceal their identity. The masquerades were socially perceived as liberating and stimulating, as you could leave your original identity behind—that old toil you have…
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